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(Left) Laura Umbrell, Breast Health Patient Navigator for Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center stands with the 3C Racing team of (l to r) Teresa Thomas, Kevin Thomas and Johnnie Reed. The 3C Racing team held a benefit Car Show in June and raised more than $1,600 to support the women's center.

Racing team promotes breast cancer awareness

06/30/2014

ROXBURY, Pa.- 3C Racing, a 4-cylinder stock car racing team from St. Thomas, PA, took on more than other race cars this year. They decided to take on a different kind of opponent - breast cancer.

The team, driver Kevin Thomas, his wife Teresa, and team manager Johnnie Reed, said they wanted to use their racing team to help raise awareness. They painted their race car green and black, with hot pink detail, including a breast cancer awareness ribbon.

According to the team, they wanted to keep doing more to raise awareness.

On June 7, the team held its first benefit Car Show. The benefit raised more than $1,600 to support the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center, an affiliate of Summit Health.

Kevin reported that more than 70 vehicles were featured including classics, antiques, muscle, street rod, daily driver, trucks, race cars, and motorcycles.  The top 30 cars in the show received trophies.

As Kevin was announcing the awards at the event, he was overwhelmed with emotion.

"I looked out over the crowd and saw my mom and dad, and friends I knew, and I got all choked up. So many people we know have cancer in their family. We just wanted to help out in some way."

In addition to the show, car enthusiasts were offered chicken dinners, home-made cakes, ice cream, and music provided by ELP Entertainment. The race team thanked Kristin Shetler for helping them organize their first car show event.

"It was a perfect day, and we are grateful to have people like 3C Racing out in the community making a difference for cancer patients," said Laura Umbrell, breast health nurse navigator for Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center.

"Every event held and every dollar given helps provide cancer care to our community," Umbrell said.

Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center offers breast cancer screening, and diagnostic and support services. They have been designated as a breast imaging center of excellence by the American College of Radiology. For more information about Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center visit SummitHealth.org/rbswc.

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